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Everything Underlined needs to be written in notes. Regionalism. Setting – time and place in which action occurs Dialects – the distinct form of language as it is spoken from one geographical area or by a particular social or ethnic group

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Everything underlined needs to be written in notes

Everything Underlined needs to be written in notes.

Regionalism


Vocabulary

Setting – time and place in which action occurs

Dialects – the distinct form of language as it is spoken from one geographical area or by a particular social or ethnic group

Imagery – descriptive words and phrases that a writer uses to recreate sensory experiences

Mood – feeling or atmosphere a writer creates for the reader

Description – writing that helps a reader to picture scenes, events, and characters

Vocabulary


What is regional literature

What does the word “region” mean?

What do you think Regional Literature is?

Represents the speech, manners, habits, history, folklore, and beliefs of people in a specific geographical areas.

What is Regional Literature


Regions of the united states

Regions of the United states

What type of people do you think live in each of the regions?

How do they talk?


Why do you think setting is important in regional literature

Key elements of setting in Regional Literature:

Geographical location – river, camp, house

Time – season, year, historical period

Jobs and daily activities of characters

Culture of characters – religious and moral beliefs and social and economic conditions

Why do you thinksetting is important in regional literature?


Regionalism

Two means of conveying setting that are commonly found

in regional literature are the use of dialects—distinctive

forms of language spoken in particular areas or by particular

groups of people—and detailed descriptions of location.

Read this example from Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog

of Calaveras County” (page 684).

“Rev. Leonidas W. H’m, Reverend Le— Well, there was

a feller here once by the name of Jim Smiley, in the winter

of ’49—or maybe it was the spring of ’50—I don’t recollect

exactly, somehow, though what makes me think it was one or

the other is because I remember the big flume warn’t finished

when he first come to the camp. . . .”

—Mark Twain, “The Notorious Jumping Frog

of Calaveras County”

What do you notice about the dialect used in this passage?


Regionalism

Now look at this description from Willa Cather’s “A

Wagner Matinee” (page 718), in which the narrator recalls the

Nebraska farm where he grew up. Notice the harshness and

the lack of color in the setting described; both the landscape

and the evidence of human habitation are black, pitted,

and bare.

I saw again the tall, naked house on the prairie, black and

grim as a wooden fortress; the black pond where I had learned

to swim, its margin pitted with sun-dried cattle tracks; the rain

gullied clay banks about the naked house, the four dwarf ash

seedlings where the dish-cloths were always hung to dry before

the kitchen door.

—Willa Cather, “A Wagner Matinee”


Quick write

What feeling about life on the frontier do you get from the description? (What literary method is this referring to?)

MOOD

How could you rewrite the passage to change that feeling? (Now, what method is being referred to?)

TONE

You do not have to write the prompt in your notes, only your responses.

I saw again the tall, naked house on the prairie, black and

grim as a wooden fortress; the black pond where I had learned

to swim, its margin pitted with sun-dried cattle tracks; the rain

gullied clay banks about the naked house, the four dwarf ash

seedlings where the dish-cloths were always hung to dry before

the kitchen door.

—Willa Cather, “A Wagner Matinee”

Quick write:


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